A woman walks along a creekbed looking for fossils

Fossil Hunting with Zan McQuade

I’m with Zan and grew up grazing around creekbeds for fossils (and arrowheads if we were really lucky.) This video captures that joy through an adult lens of continued learning.

A man with silver hair in a suit smiles and looks off to the side

Nick Cave on Charlie Watts

And three other related questions. A dense, concise and lovely reply. / via Daring Fireball

A drawing of a bird on a clear blue sky

False Knees Clear Skies

A thought in four panels

A catch watches colorful dominos fall over

Cats and Domino

Recommended viewing to lift the spirit.

A black and white photo of a man with a mustache, a bear puppet and a pig puppet with lovely hair

An interview with Frank Oz

There’s some heaviness in this conversation with puppeteer and director Frank Oz, but I wish it was three times longer. And Stepford Wives wasn’t that bad of a movie.

A teaser for a new album for the Swedish band ABBA

ABBA Voyage

There were murmurs that new ABBA music would be coming for some time, but now that it’s just days away? Yeah, I’m giddy.

A capture of a videogame with a female character centered in the scene with evening light

Season, a game about capturing that fleeting moment

Explore the world through the eye of a young woman recording the last moments of different cultures before they’re washed away. / via @colly

A man and woman dance alongside a field in China

Dancing to improve health

I first caught Peng Xiaoying and Fan Deduo while I had TikTok installed and their movements made me happy. I’m glad I followed the comments to seek out more of their story.

A still frame of a video with a woman center screen wearing a goldenrod sweater and holding a round block of cheese

How to cut all the cheeses

Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby illustrates the best way to cut, serve and store all the cheeses. #aspirational-work-title

A doctor closes a curtain

Compassion fatigue

“I didn’t want to take anything experimental.” the dying patient said, though earlier he’d started taking hydroxychloroquine he had found on the internet.

A yellow handheld videogame console with a crank

The story of Playdate

Podcast with Panic as they discuss how they came to make the Playdate with Teenage Engineering (now available for pre-sale!).

Infographic of languages around the world

Languages of the World

7,102 languages represented in this infographic by Alberto Lucas Lopez. / via Caterina Fake

A paper shredder represents falling rain in a miniature diorama

Tatsuya Tanaka’s Miniature Calendar

Scenes created with alternative items to recreate everyday things. Smile inducing. / via Yewknee

Two men work the earth in architectural ways

A Dream Water Park

Made by two men (and one cameraman) in 278 days. A mesmerizing 18 minutes. / via Yewknee

A can of beer with guitar pick

Notes IPA

Beer with a removable guitar pick and cans that illustrate chords. Neato. / via UnderConsideration

A zine about queer typography set in bright colors

What is Queer Typography?

An excellent looking small batch Risograph zine supporting the Queer.Archive.Work organization. / / via & by @soulellis

A large group of tourists at the Grand Canyon

Crowded National Parks

I’m glad the parks are getting visitors, but maybe we need more of them… (The photos and videos for this article illustrate the overcrowding quite well.)

Photo of black woman with elaborate headpiece

Black is beautiful

Brooklyn-born black photographer Kwame Brathwaite inspired new viewpoints, visual language and a movement to celebrate black lives in the 60’s / via Creative Mornings newsletter

An illustration of a tree with the words "Shadows Dance" written

Sunlight

9 panels about growing by Grant Snider / via my friend Shannon

A woman in a red dress sings surrounded by a rock quarry

Opera + a rock quarry

I’ve kept this post from Kottke alive at the end of my RSS reader for 2 weeks because I didn’t want it to go away, so I’m saving it here.

A modern small studio building set in the woods

A modern studio by Harrison Design

Seating, a desk, books and a bathroom. Dreamy.

A colorful abstract Lego helicopter held by a hand

BrickIt App

Throw your lego down and scan it with this app and it will give you step by step instructions to build new things. Haven’t tried this, but it sounds far out. / via ProductHunt

A family on a beach under a large umbrella

What do Americans eat at the beach?

Photos by Jenna Schoenefeld really make this piece come to life. I would love to see the same exploration for different beaches around the states and globe. / via tmn

A flag made with many colorful stripes

The evolution of the Pride flag

It’s starting to get so busy that a rethink is in order, but the concept of evolving a symbol to serve greater understanding is solid.

A hotel phone with a Northern Lights button

Northern Lights wake up call

This aurora borealis has been on my bucketlist since I can remember. This seems like a valuable hotel resource to have on hand.

CG astronaut in a sea of stars

Floating in space

A lovely animation of an astronaut swimming through stars

A bearded man with glasse holds a bundle of sheets and towels and fabric items

Dancing to Sirens

I asked about the song playing and Erik said it was the same musician that did the Xanadu cover linked earlier. Here’s a story about his new song – “a tribute to a time that is […]

PNAS logo over mountains

Stewardship of global collective behavior

“Addressing the harm wrought by dramatically restructuring human communication of the span of a decade, with no aim other than selling ads.” Of all the challenges we face? This one is so very important to address.

A golden retriever rests their head on the leg of a person playing an acoustic guitar

What a Wonderful World

Started the morning with my heart out to this man playing guitar for his captive audience, a dog named Maple who recently passed.

Miko Marks

Miko Marks & the Resurrectors

Erik introduced me to these musicians driving up to the mountain – blues and a hint of gospel and country that blend so wonderfully. This live recording was posted to honor the fight for freedom.